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Wendell Foster's Campus looking for summer volunteers

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

There's an opportunity this summer for students in western Kentucky to take part in something that not only looks good on a resume, but also helps improve the lives of others.

Wednesday is the last day to apply to become a summer volunteer at Wendell Foster's Campus for Developmental Disabilities in Owensboro.

Wendell Foster's Campus is a residential and outpatient services facility for people with autism, cerebral palsy and other development disabilities.

They're accepting applications for summer volunteers but you must be at least 16 years old.

Wendell Foster's tries to match volunteers one on one with individuals on the campus based on shared interests and hobbies so a meaningful bond can be formed.

Teen volunteers must be willing to commit to a weekly visit of at least one hour per week for 8 weeks. They can also volunteer more if they like.

"And then it's also really great for teens to volunteer," said Carolyn Ferber, volunteer coordinator. "If they're looking at college applications down the road or scholarships. This is a great opportunity to get to know some people who have different abilities and to support those who are looking to connect within the community."

If you're interested in volunteering you can apply on Wendell Foster's Campus website at www.wfcampus.org/volunteer/.

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